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Are You Smarter than Your Air Conditioner? Take the Indoor Air Quality Quiz.

What's worse for you: pet dander, mold, mildew or dirty sheets? The following quiz will challenge your knowledge about how indoor air quality effects your health.

You think you're so smart, don't you? Well, Home-Tech would love to challenge your air conditioning and indoor air quality knowledge. As southwest Florida's air conditioning and appliance experts, we take indoor air quality very seriously. Your health and the health of your household is extremely important to us. Did you know that EPA studies indicate that indoor levels of many pollutants may be 2-5 times, and occasionally more than 100 times, higher than outdoor levels?  If you already know this, then this quiz may be a breeze, if not, put your thinking caps on and let the games begin. 

Pencils Ready? Its Indoor Air Quality Awareness Quiz Time

PLEASE CHECK ALL THAT APPLY TO YOU OR YOUR HOUSEHOLD.

___No one in my house has allergies

___No one in my house has asthma

___No one in my house gets frequent colds and sore throats

* Did You Know: More than 15 million Americans have asthma and more than 28 million suffer from hay fever and other allergies, conditions that may be aggravated by airborne particles such as dust, pet dander and pollen. And according to a study by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, indoor air contaminants are responsible for more than half of all illnesses. 

___ No one in my house smokes

___ I do not have an indoor pet

* Did You Know: Tobacco smoke actually contains over 4,000 compounds, many of which are strong irritants. And most homes built after 1979 have tighter insulation that helps to trap irritants such as tobacco smoke and pet dander indoors.

___I never have a sink full of dirty dishes

___I never have tables or countertops that haven’t been wiped clean

___I don’t have any food stored in unsealed containers

___All of my trash cans are sealed or covered

___My carpets are always freshly vacuumed

___None of my bathtubs and other surfaces have any mold or mildew

___I have no sheets that need washing

*Did You Know: Even the cleanest homes can allow indoor pollutants to flourish. Typical household activities such as cooking, cleaning and redecorating can spread indoor air pollutants.

Scoring: Add up the number of check marks to determine your IAQ (indoor air quality) awareness:

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8-12 = Your IAQ is okay. While you may have already taken important steps to improve the quality of the air in your home, there are still particles and allergens that exist at microscopic levels that can make indoor air irritating.

3-7 = Your IAQ could be better. While you are doing well in some IAQ areas, you may need to be more diligent in removing contaminants from your home.

1-2 = Your IAQ is a challenge. It’s time to get serious about taking steps to improve your indoor air quality. Schedule a consultation with an indoor air quality professional or visit Home-Tech.com to learn about Trane's CleanEffects System.

Your Indoor Air Quality Coaches

Be smart about your health and start by improving your indoor air quality. Get those test scores up with help from Home-Tech. We provide the best indoor air quality products for your air conditioning system. Call us today to schedule an appointment with a Home-Tech Comfort Specialist at 800-800-8356. 

 

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